This new season begins with collaboration. A propitious brew of poet, choreographer, actor, dancer, observer, blended in pursuit of manifesting tragedy. We’ve come together under a prolific score to leave some unique, yet to be determined impression on history’s most influential love story. Creating and learning together, spoken expressions fusing with silent ones to produce some new form.
The past 2 weeks were certainly long ones, with Ilya Kozadayev in Providence creating an entire full length ballet in just 11 days. Yeah. We also welcomed 2 talented actors from Pawtucket’s Gamm Theatre as well as their director, Tony Estrella, into the studios to incorporate the element of dialogue into the show. With words so beautiful, it’s only right to hear a few of them spoken by professionals.
Speaking of pretty words, as a lover of literature, I’ve been so appreciating hearing such expertly chosen arrangements articulated in the studios. One of my favorites so far: “Come what sorrow can, it cannot countervail [this] exchange of joy.” Ah, such lyrical beauty. Here’s one that hits even closer to home: “Ladies that have their toes/ Ah, my mistresses! Which of you all / Unplagued by corns will walk a bout with you.” If you know my history with corns, well.
I’m quite looking forward to bringing this all to its decidedly unique fruition. Stay tuned, friends.
photo via Festival Ballet Providence.